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Ralph Richard Schwartz

February 11, 1939 ~ November 29, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

Leetonia-Ralph Richard Schwartz, 82, of Roberts Rd., passed away at 4pm, Monday, November 29, 2021 at his home.

 

Mr. Schwartz was born February 11, 1939 in Canton, the son of the late Ralph and Grace (Rubel) Schwartz.

 

A 1957 graduate of East Canton High School, Ralph continued his education at Mount Union College, where he earned his BS in Elementary Education, and then received his Master’s degree in Education from Ball State University.  Ralph had more than 17 years of teaching experience and 13 years as an elementary school principal, all within the Massillon School system.

 

Ralph cherished his family and friends. He was a great husband, brother, uncle, and friend.

 

He had a passion for art and enjoyed woodcarving birds and ducks, drawing, painting and writing.  Ralph had a great sense of humor and loved to tease.  He loved to fish, make big gardens, and had many flower beds.  He cared for numerous houseplants and cacti.  He loved animals especially, his dogs and cat.  Ralph was a “Gentle Giant”.

 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 56 years, Lucy Genevieve “Genny” (Piechowski) Schwartz, whom he married December 23, 1964; his brother, Don Schwartz of Canton; his nephews, Greg Schwartz of Canton and Steve Schwartz of Utah; sisters-in-law, Mary Anne Shumaker of Florida, Rita Akin of Oregon, Betty Johnson of Minerva, Rosemary Rodgers of East Canton, and Teresa Hart of Uniontown, OH; brother-in-law, Frank Piechowski of Maine; 18 nieces and nephews; 38 great nieces and nephews; and 14 great great nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, Ralph was also preceded in death by his uncle, Russ Schwartz.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Rev. Father Stephen Wassie officiating.

 

The family will receive friends from 10am until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Ralph’s memory to Community Hospice, 2341 East State Street, Unit B, Salem, Ohio 44460 or “Give A Child A Chance”-Shumaker c/o Macedonia World Baptist Missions, Inc., P.O. Box 519, Braselton, GA 30517-0009, or Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Rd., Canfield, Ohio 44406.

 

Friends may also view Ralph’s memorial tribute page, share memories and leave condolences at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ralph, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 11, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432

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